Rissington Council Tax rise!
It was revealed at the last Council Meeting that the proposed precept for Upper Rissington Parish (precept is another word for TAX) is 5.9%. This is 6 times the annual inflation rate in 2015 (1.0%).
I was not at the meeting and do not know specifics. However, for any council to be open and transparent, it would have been beneficial to have this information available to all parishioners before and during the meeting.
Personally, I would like to know what this increase is meant to finance?
On other financial issues, it was also revealed that Linden and Bovis have given the council £40,000 to cover the stamp duty required for URPC to acquire the new Village Hall. Kind of good news, just a little concerned at what cost?
I don’t know any specifics, but it would appear that there is a surplus of at least £8,000 available to cover other costs. Also, in the process of accepting this money, they have approved a proposal for a prefabricated nursery to built in the School Grounds and also endorsed a proposal for 24 new houses, as long as work on the whole site is completed before work starts. I do endorse the comment, complete all other works until work starts on these 24 and that MUST include, Officers Mess and the other decaying RAF buildings, plus paths, roads and sporting facilities.
I will listen to the Audio Minutes and correct above and embellish where necessary.
EDIT: Regarding your COUNCIL TAX, this is just the URPC element, not CDC, Policing etc.